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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Everybody Knows by Giselle Renarde

Everybody Knows: 15 Transgender Love Stories by Giselle Renarde
Transgender Erotica
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 24, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1508548218
ISBN-13: 978-1508548218
Amazon: Everybody Knows: 15 Transgender Love Stories
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Rainbow Award-winning author Giselle Renarde is back with 15 sweet and sensual transgender tales that run the gamut from romantic fantasy to true confession. In Lust in Translation, a techie invents a new communication device to unlock his ex-girlfriend’s heart. In Hot Oil Treatment, partners explore their most memorable experiences together. Postcards from Paris follows a polyamorous triad as two dapper Doms take away their submissive’s razor. These and a dozen more round out this collection of diverse stories featuring characters who identify as gender non-normative, transgender, genderqueer, as well as those who aren’t really sure where they stand. Challenging, amusing, stimulating and tender, these stories are sure to captivate the hearts of readers of all genders. Everybody knows love is love, regardless of how it’s packaged.

A collection of stories that are simultaneously well written, thought-provoking and WHITE HOT.

Compelling writing with a gritty and realistic feel. I really enjoyed this book and was thrilled to get a chance to read it for the awards.

I love the way each of these stories showed the sensuality of each transgender/queer pairing. They weren't fetishized or glossed over. They were celebrated. Told from different points of view, with from the POV of the transfer/queer person, or their lover/partner/love interest it was great to be able to read about the different experiences and situations each pairing found themselves in and the thoughts that they each experienced. Since this was an erotica I wasn't expecting the stories to focus much on the romance aspect but more on the sex aspect, but I was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful blending of both in each story. I do wish there had been more trans men with men stories just to help balance out the anthology since there were quite a number of trans women with women and a few trans men with women, and I feel as if the trans man is largely unseen in literature, either as a erotic being or a romantic hero, but other than that, these stories were extremely hot. Some seemed more edited than the others, but each was still amazing.

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